B.C. Freeze on Rent Increases Extended Until July 2021

There was a sigh of relief for renters in British Columbia as the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing decided to extend the rent freeze until July 10, 2021 as part of the Emergency Program Act and COVID-19 Related Measures Act. In a news release on Nov. 9, the ministry announced that instead of the... Continue Reading

Central Advising Hosts Course Planning Workshop for New KPU Students

Every semester, there is a new surge of students arriving at KPU, many of whom are fresh from high school. Navigating through the changes may be confusing, which is why KPU Central hosted a two-session Course Planning Workshop to help new students navigate the upcoming Spring 2021 semester. The workshop sessions were held via Microsoft... Continue Reading

Explainer: Vancouver Opts Out of Implementing Mandatory Mask Policy

Vancouver City Councillors opted for using the phrase “strongly encouraged” instead of “mandatory”  when it comes to face mask policies in indoor facilities during a council meeting held on Oct. 20. With B.C.’s anticipation for the second wave of COVID-19, it was proposed that face masks should be worn inside indoor premises of civic facilities... Continue Reading

KPU Hosts Virtual THRIVE Month Event Series

After university life moved online, students have gotten used to opening up their laptops to log into lectures, attend events, and sweat through midterms. The fun of summer is over, but there is still a chance to enjoy the month of October with this year’s THRIVE Month hosted by KPU. The normally week-long THRIVE event... Continue Reading

Mental Health Apps Available for Students this Fall

It’s back to school season again, but this year is different than they used to be. KPU has decided to switch to online classes and limited in-person laboratory components for the fall semester. This means staying at home, studying with gadgets open all day, and constantly updating yourself with deadlines and lectures. Students are in... Continue Reading

Party Now, Regret Later

Life has not been easy for the past five months due to the “new normal” created by the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, our 2020 was nothing but filled with cancelled summer plans, school and work from home, and binge-watching all day. Even though most shops and restaurants are now open, everything has changed with new... Continue Reading